State’s first community solar farm goes live

Customers can participate in solar energy without installing panels on their rooftop, offering a renewable energy option to homeowners who cannot or choose not to install panels on their own homes

Glen Raven to build $2M solar farm at Upstate manufacturing center

Glen Raven Inc. plans to build a $2 million solar farm at its Sunbrella manufacturing center in Anderson, South Carolina. The 1000-kW project will become the largest solar energy installation in South Carolina owned by a privately held company.

Clemson University awarded $595K USDA grant for farmer program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $595,133 to Clemson University for its South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program.

Furman to build $1.7 million solar farm

Furman University plans to build the largest solar farm on a college campus in South Carolina.

Duke Energy sets record for summertime electricity use

Duke Energy’s customers in the Carolinas set a summertime record for electricity use as the region’s lingering heat wave drove up energy demand.

Furman professors help farms adopt more sustainable model

Three Furman University professors are conducting research that could increase sustainable land-use and animal production at farms.

The water’s fine

County’s supply is abundant, thanks to efficiency and planning, says Greenville Water

What you need to know about pipelines

Inside the Outside: Environmental issues facing the region by Shelley Robbins

County Council approves $22K grant for used oil recycling

Automobiles are great for transportation, but not for the environment. That’s why the Greenville County Solid Waste Division has promoted and conducted used motor oil recycling since 1993.

Greenville’s new recycling program begins June 6

“Big Blue” 95-gallon carts have been distributed to city residents.

Forestry commission urges care in burning

The South Carolina Forestry Commission issued an advisory Monday morning warning state residents to take precautions when burning yard debris and conducting prescribed burns.

More than just a hybrid

Some alternative fuels are gaining more traction than others; some are designed more for fleet or industrial use, while others are more focused on the consumer market.

Can alternative-fuel vehicles gain traction on Upstate highways?

The Tesla is one of many factors contributing to a growing market for alternative fuel both in the Upstate and nationally.

End of the line for glass is only a drop in the bucket of recycling efforts

Inside the Outside: Environmental issues facing the region by Nancy Fitzer

Greenville electronics recycling, shredding event Saturday

The city holds two shredding and e-waste recycling events each year at the TD Convention Center.